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If you wish to pursue a career in finance and economics in the international banking sector, our MSc Money, Banking and Finance is an ideal choice.

Delivered jointly by the Department of Economics and the Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment, this course focuses on the application of advanced economics and finance theories to commercial money markets and banking.

In order to give you a thorough knowledge of the financial sector the programme also includes intensive computer training on financial databases and software including Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, IQ, and Morning Star.

You will graduate ready to launch an international career in this dynamic sector.

Study abroad and gain a second Masters qualification

Spend your first year at Exeter and a second year at another world class international institution, resulting in two Masters degrees and the opportunity to expand your knowledge even further. We offer three fantastic Double Degree options with:

  • Grenoble Ecole de Management in France
  • EBS University of Business and Law in Germany
  • Fudan University School of Economics in China

The opportunity to study with Fudan is specific to MSc EconomicsMSc Economics & Econometrics and MSc Financial Economics programmes. For more information on Double Degrees and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.

Programme structure

This programme is available for study 12 months full-time over three terms and is University-based throughout this time. The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two terms, leaving the third term and most of the summer to research, write and submit your dissertation. The programme in its entirety runs from September to September.

During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits.

Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/

Compulsory modules

Recent examples of compulsory modules are as follows:

  • Dissertation
  • Economics of Banking
  • Economics of Corporate Finance
  • Financial Modelling
  • Fundamentals of Financial Management
  • Macroeconomics of Money and Financial Markets
  • Applied Econometrics

Optional modules

Some recent examples are as follows:

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Domestic and International Portfolio Management
  • International Trade and Regional Integration
  • Topics in Financial Economics
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching

Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Lectures

The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.

Seminars and tutorials

Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments. As a postgraduate students in the Department of Economics you will be able to participate in the established Economics Seminar Series.

Assessment

Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.

Careers in Money & Banking

This degree programme prepares you for a variety of roles, particularly involving the application of advanced economics and finance theory to commercial money markets and banking. Developing applied IT skills through using Thomson Reuters Datastream and other financial databases and software systems as part of your modules, you will also be armed with the latest technical know-how to kick-start your career.

By carefully selecting your optional modules such as Banking and Financial Services, Domestic and International Portfolio Management, Financial Econometrics, International Trade and Regional Integration you can start to develop an area of specialisation appropriate to your career plans.

According to your location and career goals, you can choose to work in public or private sector roles, from large multi­national banks, to government departments such as The Government Economic Service (GES). You might choose to forge a career in government economics via the HM Treasury, or the Bank of England also recruits graduates for its two-year Graduate Development Programme. Comparative organisations can be found in the country where you expect to start your career.

Graduates from this programme have secured roles with a wide range of organisations including China Merchants Bank, PWC (Vietnam), Bank of China, Standard Bank (Ghana) and ICBC Credit Suisse International (Hong Kong).


Visit the MSc in Money, Banking and Finance page on the University of Exeter website for more details!

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